This website is designed to be a
“clearinghouse” of practical information for land
managers across northern Australia (where managers include
facilitators, planners etc.).
The site functions rather like a search engine set up to find
information resources relevant north Australian NRM.
It addresses the following factors:
- The common challenges of NRM across the Tropical Savannas which
means managers in one region can learn from managers in similar
country in a neighbouring jurisdiction or region. The site allows
managers in one region to easily see what information is on offer
on their topics of interest in other regions.
- Land managers don’t compartmentalize weeds, fire, ferals,
etc. so a range of topics are catered for many of which are
interrelated. Topics are organized broadly into threats (fire,
weeds, ferals) assets (biodiversity, soil & land, rivers and
wetlands) livelihoods (grazing, customary, other etc.) with
sub-topics in each.
- The fact that the north is generally poorly serviced by NRM
information providers who are mostly based further south. For a
given NRM topic the site links to numerous information sources
across Australia and the world that would otherwise be difficult
for northern managers to track down.
- The need to complement other NRM clearinghouses. The site has
numerous links to other major NRM websites in Australia and is
working with AANRO to allow users of this website to gain better
access to references.
- articles that provide overviews of various natural resource
management (NRM) issues
- practical examples of NRM in particular types of country
- plain English summaries of research
- links to relevant information (management plans, fact sheets,
- links to relevant websites
- useful contacts and much more.
All these items are displayed in a navigation system that allows
users to quickly search through a range of topics for different
regions – and browse relevant items in other topics and
Over 5000 items are on the website’s database so far and
more being added all the time. These items are in the process of
being geo-referenced so they can also be displayed on maps
To visit the site, click on "Land Manager Website" in the left